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Author

ACE

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies

Resource Types

  • Video, 1 minute, 15 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Lesson Plan, 45 or 90 minutes
  • Worksheet

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - South, USA - Northeast, New Jersey, Caribbean, New York, New York City

Format

Google Docs, PDF

Hope After Hurricanes

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Synopsis
  • This short video features three young people from New York who survived Hurricane Sandy and offer encouragement and solidarity to others who have experienced similar losses.
  • The "Hope After Hurricanes" lesson plan is also included with this video to further explore the emotional costs of more extreme weather.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • These three voices show that dealing with extreme weather from climate change is not something we have to do alone.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video is available to view without an account but teachers must sign in to access the lesson plan.

Differentiation

  • Teachers could show this video after a natural disaster happens to show that we are all in this together, that we share one planet, and all of us must take care of the planet and each other.
  • This video could be used to help students understand empathy and work on their social and emotional skills.
  • Other resources about the human toll of climate change include this image gallery of climate impacts from around the world, this StC lesson plan about extreme heat, and this NASA article about the effects of climate change.
Scientist Notes

The video underscored the impact of extreme weather events and climate disasters on people's lives, property, and the environment, and also the importance of taking responsibility for the climate. Collective action has been the best strategy in mitigating climate change impact and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Maria, etc. This resource is recommended for students to understand how to take collective climate actions for their environment.

Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
      • SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
      • SL.7.3 Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
      • SL.8.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
      • SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with peers on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
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